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So we’re nearly half-way through the year, and today we’re selecting our favorite books of the year so far. I have to say 2016 has been a great year for SFF books, and with six months left to go, I’ll most likely wind up having a tough time selecting my faves at the end of the year. But that’s a good thing, right? Even this list was hard to narrow down, so I can only imagine how hard it will be when December rolls around! So here they are, my top ten favorite books of 2016 so far:
The Suicide Motor Club by Christopher Buehlman. I was blown away by this book! Masterful writing, perfect pacing and characters with depth, this is everything I look for in a horror book—or any book, for that matter. Read my review here.
Railhead by Philip Reeve. Another wonderful surprise, Railhead came out of nowhere and made such an impact on me. I feel like it’s not getting enough attention, and I really want more people to read it. Read my review here.
The Voodoo Killings by Kristi Charish. I had so much fun with this unexpectedly wonderful urban fantasy story, and it’s a shame it’s not readily available in other countries besides Canada at the moment. But I do have a giveaway coming up later this week for an audio version of the book, so check back soon! Read my review here.
All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders. This book was so quirky and original and irresistible that I immediately fell in love with Anders’ ideas and characters. Read my review here.
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire. This is the only novella to make the list, and that’s saying something. Novellas often feel too short or the story just isn’t developed enough. But this is one exception. Read my review here.
Borderline by Mishell Baker. I adored Baker’s unique world of the fae, and her mentally ill and physically challenged main character made this story very special and different. I can’t wait for the sequel! Read my review here.
The Brotherhood of the Wheel by R.S. Belcher. Belcher’s latest urban fantasy was everything I expect from this talented writer. If you haven’t read anything by Belcher, I highly recommend you pick up this book, or even better, try Nightwise, which is my FAVORITE of his books:-) Read my review here.
Fellside by M.R. Carey. My reaction to reading this book surprised me. I couldn’t believe how deeply I became immersed in a story about life in prison! Carey’s storytelling abilities are wide-ranging, and even though the speculative elements in this book took a back seat to the human story, I loved it. Read my review here.
The Immortals by Jordanna Max Brodsky. This modern-day take on the Greek gods was so entertaining! And scholarly! And romantic! I was hooked, and I can’t wait until Winter of the Gods comes out next year! Read my review here.
City of Blades by Robert Jackson Bennett. This is such a strong series and every fantasy fan should be reading these books. The conclusion to the trilogy, City of Miracles, can’t come out soon enough! Read my review here.
So there you have it! I’m so curious to see if any of these will end up on my list at the end of the year (I suspect some will…). Let me know if you’ve read any of these, and link me up to you top ten as well!